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Portugal vs Germany: Analysis & Player Ratings

This article first appeared on Soccerly.com Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny   Once you get past the dubious penalty call, and Pepe’s deserved red card, Portugal’s dismantling at the hands of Germany comes down to tactical ineptitude. Portugal’s friendlies against Greece, Mexico, and Ireland gave Paulo Bento the opportunity to experiment with different formations and… Read More »

Euro 2012: Bigsoccerhead 1st XI

Line-up based on a 4-3-3 formation   Iker Casillas: While certainly not overlooked as the leader of the Spanish team, Saint Iker’s contribution to the team’s success is often overlooked. All the plaudits have been directed at Spain’s brilliant ball possession and exhaustive defensive pressure; yet, Casillas’ timely saves were integral to the team’s march… Read More »